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Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-05-2011, 06:26 AM
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Posted By elleystar
I 'liked' you on facebook!

I 'liked' you on facebook!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-15-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By elleystar
We have both Bjorn potties but DS has never...

We have both Bjorn potties but DS has never really used the little one. He's always used the big one since he was 11 mo but he's off the charts in height and weight so it was right for him...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-15-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By elleystar
We were in the same DDC for our 2 year olds! My...

We were in the same DDC for our 2 year olds! My DS did this exact same thing to me recently. He just woke up and was this well-behaved kid who didn't give me attitude once, used excellent manners,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-13-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By elleystar
Another idea-get a couple packages of...

Another idea-get a couple packages of differently colored glow sticks or glow necklaces. They are cheap (try the Target $1 bin) and fun to wave around with the rainbow of colors. My DS liked the...
Forum: Montessori   10-26-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By elleystar
The closest Montessori school is 50 miles away...

The closest Montessori school is 50 miles away from me and I've been tempted, VERY tempted, to sign DS up for a twice a week program and make the drive. I won't...DH would never go for it...but I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-26-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By elleystar
I was going to suggest the same doll. We got one...

I was going to suggest the same doll. We got one for DS last year and it's a nice doll, and a nice size at 13" too.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-06-2010, 02:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 625
Posted By elleystar
My DS was a 9W by that age....

My DS was a 9W by that age. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif He never did wear any Robeez cause by the time he needed them at 7 mo he was far too big for their biggest...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-12-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By elleystar
Quote: Originally Posted by Stitches...

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Originally Posted by Stitches http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15832111)
http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/
I like...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-12-2010, 01:17 AM
Replies: 16
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Views: 567
Posted By elleystar
Quote: Originally Posted by handsandfeet...

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Originally Posted by handsandfeet http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15832017)
DS's foot is fat (tall?), and a little...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-11-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By elleystar
Yes, we always used to do naptime by 1 and it...

Yes, we always used to do naptime by 1 and it was no big deal. This last spring after a LOT of struggle I finally paid close attention to his signs and figured out that he was tired and ready for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-11-2010, 01:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By elleystar
Is he into trucks? Around that age I took a big...

Is he into trucks? Around that age I took a big shallow plastic tray, put a few cups of dried garbanzos in it, and told my DS they were rocks for his tractors. He'd spend crazy amounts of time with...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-11-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 16
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Views: 567
Posted By elleystar
Quote: Originally Posted by handsandfeet...

Quote:
Originally Posted by handsandfeet http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15825971)
REI (including the website) will often...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-11-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 950
Posted By elleystar
My DS is 28 months. We stopped doing naps for...

My DS is 28 months. We stopped doing naps for the most part about 2 weeks ago. He's been the kind of kid who ALWAYS needed his naps, and loads of sleep at night. But for the last month or so, it was...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-10-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 12,325
Posted By elleystar
Quote: Originally Posted by ryleigh'smama...

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Originally Posted by ryleigh'smama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15597497)
I like this recipe:


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Forum: Traditional Foods   07-07-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 12,325
Posted By elleystar
Question-does anyone have a good primal coleslaw...

Question-does anyone have a good primal coleslaw recipe? I hate the stuff and won't touch it, but DH has informed me that he'd have an easier time eating primal if he had a big bowl of coleslaw to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-01-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,191
Posted By elleystar
We are also mostly TV free and DS hasn't seen...

We are also mostly TV free and DS hasn't seen most shows, and never watched a movie. If we were in your situation though, here's what we'd do:

Max & Ruby--when he was around 9 mo we started...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-01-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By elleystar
What time are you doing naptime? My DS (26...

What time are you doing naptime?

My DS (26 mo) was acting like that too for a month or so this spring. We were doing nap at about 1 pm. It would take an hour or more to get him to sleep and it...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-28-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By elleystar
My DS went through a phase like that too,...

My DS went through a phase like that too, starting around 17 mo or so, and it took us MONTHS of frustration and poor sleep on all our parts to realize maybe it was time to nightwean! We pulled a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-22-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 36
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Views: 1,363
Posted By elleystar
DS gets one half hour show a week. If we're...

DS gets one half hour show a week. If we're going through a period of really bad weather, he may get two. We've read the Max & Ruby books to him since he was a baby but he never knew there was a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-22-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 810
Posted By elleystar
DS loves to get Mercer Mayer books from the...

DS loves to get Mercer Mayer books from the library, mostly the Little Critter ones. There is also a wordless book by him called Frog On His Own that's been a lot of fun. Really, you can't go wrong...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-22-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,133
Posted By elleystar
"Buhdaabuhdaa??!?" (The a's sounding like the a...

"Buhdaabuhdaa??!?" (The a's sounding like the a in apple) Said really, really fast. Means 'tractor' or 'fix it' or 'come play with me' or 'come do my bidding' or 'what's that?' or....anything else....
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-15-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 15,720
Posted By elleystar
I use the Bob's Red Mill, but I'm not doing any...

I use the Bob's Red Mill, but I'm not doing any baked goods with it. I only use it in the two meatball recipes I use, or in the coconut chicken strip recipe from MDA. Little things like that, it...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-12-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 15,720
Posted By elleystar
Quote: Originally Posted by lil_earthmomma...

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Originally Posted by lil_earthmomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15509771)
I love the Lindt excellence!!! No...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-08-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 15,720
Posted By elleystar
I spent most of yesterday in a fog, I was so...

I spent most of yesterday in a fog, I was so exhausted. I think it's just the accumulation of several rough nights of sleep due to the toddler. Last night I went to bed with him at 8 pm. OOHH do I...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-06-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 15,720
Posted By elleystar
Quote: Originally Posted by FairyRae...

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Originally Posted by FairyRae http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15485942)
Hey--how are you preggo primal mamas doing...
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